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Remittances impact on girl’s education: a critical review

Suh, Anaïs LU (2016) STVK02 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis examines remittances effect on development in less developed counties through human capital attainment, by evaluating the evidence for remittances effect on girls’ primary education. Remittances, the sum of money migrants send back to a household when migrating to work, have potential to contribute to development by directly supplying families with additional income. A major inhibitor of girls’ education is lack of sufficient funds, and therefore remittances should theoretically lead to increased education levels.
This thesis asks; in what way may the effects of remittances on girl’s education impact development in less developed countries, and how extensive are these effects? It critically reviews 11 articles, finding a... (More)
This thesis examines remittances effect on development in less developed counties through human capital attainment, by evaluating the evidence for remittances effect on girls’ primary education. Remittances, the sum of money migrants send back to a household when migrating to work, have potential to contribute to development by directly supplying families with additional income. A major inhibitor of girls’ education is lack of sufficient funds, and therefore remittances should theoretically lead to increased education levels.
This thesis asks; in what way may the effects of remittances on girl’s education impact development in less developed countries, and how extensive are these effects? It critically reviews 11 articles, finding a significant impact from remittances for girls in primary education; raised school attainment and lowered dropout rates. However the effect is marginal and largely restricted to specific groups. The thesis examine possible causes for the restricted effect and finds no evidence for accessibility, labor, expected migration, and migrated family to be reliable for this countering effect. (Less)
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author
Suh, Anaïs LU
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organization
course
STVK02 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
poverty, girl's education, human capital, development, Remittances
language
English
id
8873358
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2016-10-06 11:43:30
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines remittances effect on development in less developed counties through human capital attainment, by evaluating the evidence for remittances effect on girls’ primary education. Remittances, the sum of money migrants send back to a household when migrating to work, have potential to contribute to development by directly supplying families with additional income. A major inhibitor of girls’ education is lack of sufficient funds, and therefore remittances should theoretically lead to increased education levels. 
This thesis asks; in what way may the effects of remittances on girl’s education impact development in less developed countries, and how extensive are these effects? It critically reviews 11 articles, finding a significant impact from remittances for girls in primary education; raised school attainment and lowered dropout rates. However the effect is marginal and largely restricted to specific groups. The thesis examine possible causes for the restricted effect and finds no evidence for accessibility, labor, expected migration, and migrated family to be reliable for this countering effect.},
  author       = {Suh, Anaïs},
  keyword      = {poverty,girl's education,human capital,development,Remittances},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Remittances impact on girl’s education: a critical review},
  year         = {2016},
}